alidade

EnglishEdit

A firefighting alidade

Alternative formsEdit

  • alhidade, alhidad, alidad (all obsolete)

EtymologyEdit

From French alidade, from Spanish alidada, from Arabic عِضَادة, perhaps from عضد (upper arm).

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NounEdit

alidade (plural alidades)

  1. (cartography, astronomy, surveying) A sighting device used for measuring angles.

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

alidade f

  1. plural form of alidada
Last modified on 30 January 2014, at 23:13